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Random Ramsdom, 10/19: Gurley, Ramsey set to play in pivotal Week 7 matchup vs. Falcons

Los Angeles Rams headlines for Saturday, Oct. 19

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Ramsey practices, projected to play vs. Falcons | ESPN

Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay said Friday that he anticipates cornerback Jalen Ramsey and running back Todd Gurley to play Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.

Rams’ Gurley looks set to play against Falcons | Los Angeles Times

It remains to be seen whether new Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey will play Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, but all signs point to star running back Todd Gurley returning to the lineup.

Todd participated in a limited fashion today, we’re optimistic that he’s going to be able to go. Jalen did a nice job and we’re working through figuring out exactly what that looks like, but we’re anticipating him playing as well. - Sean McVay on Friday

Falcons’ Trufant out for Rams game in Week 7 | Atlanta Journal-Constituation

The Falcons’ pass defense will be without its No. 1 cornerback Desmond Trufant when they face the Rams at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mercedes Benz.

Inside the Jalen Ramsey trade | Sports Illustrated

Los Angeles landed yet another big-ticket player in exchange for first-round draft picks. How did the deal go down? Rams GM Les Snead breaks down the trade.

Two 1st round picks and a 4th round pick is an offer hard to refuse | Pro Football Talk

It’s easy to say that a player won’t be traded. It’s much harder to say “no” to a major trade offer.

Game preview: Rams, Falcons look to end lengthy skids | Rams’ official site

Both teams are looking to snap extended losing streaks, as the Rams are in the middle of a 3-game skid compared to a 4-game stretch for the Falcons.

How the Falcons will beat the Rams | Falcons’ official site

AtlantaFalcons dot com writers weigh in and what the Falcons will need to do in order to earn their second win of the season.

Young returns to his “backyard” after trade from Ravens to Rams | Rams’ official site

New Rams LB Kenny Young is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, though he could almost count Los Angeles as a second home.

Ramsey likes Rams’ culture | Rams’ official site

The Rams are no stranger to acquiring big names and welcoming unique personalities into their locker room near the trade deadline, and this week was no exception.

McVay says Falcons record is really misleading | Falcons’ official site

It was not long ago that the Falcons traveled to Los Angeles for a wildcard playoff matchup against the Rams, leaving with a well-earned 26-13. A lot has changed since then, however, and the Rams (3-3) now come to Atlanta for a game against the Falcons (1-5) that both teams need to win.

McVay, Snead commend Peters for “unbelievable” response to trade | Rams Wire

For the second time in just over a year, Marcus Peters has to pack up his bags and move to a new city to play for a new team. The Los Angeles Rams traded him to the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday, making this his third team in three seasons.

Henderson’s role could grow in Week 7 with Rams’ RB’s banged up | Rams Wire

Without Todd Gurley available last week, the Los Angeles Rams leaned on Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson. It led to a somewhat successful day on the ground, but the running back situation heading into Sunday’s game against the Falcons is looking murky.

3 biggest causes for concern for the Rams vs. Falcons | Rams Wire

After facing the 49ers and Seahawks in the last two weeks, the Rams catch somewhat of a break in Week 7. They’ll take on the 1-5 Atlanta Falcons on the road this weekend, which might seem like an easy matchup but is hardly that.

5 trade targets for the Rams prior to the deadline | NFL Mocks

The Los Angeles Rams currently sit at 3-3, with seriously concerning losses to inferior opposition. What acquisitions can be made to change the tides?

5 concerns still surrounding the Rams after the Ramsey trade | Ramblin Fan

Despite the excitement surrounding the Jalen Ramsey trade, there are still concerns surrounding the Los Angeles Rams.

NFL defense rankings through Week 6 | Pro Football Focus

Using expected pointed added (EPA — the expected number of points the offense should expect to score on the next scoring play given the down, distance and field position), we present to you the ranking of all 32 defenses by EPA allowed per play through Week 6.

Ryan poised to make history against Rams on Sunday | Pop Culture

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has a chance to do something no other NFL player has done in history when the team takes on the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday.